History is key to understanding current events in Central America. We begin with the history of El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras.


We hope brief biographical introductions to authors, poets, revolutionaries, priests, and musicians will encourage readers to learn about key people in Central American history.


Many school districts are receiving an increased number of children from Central America. A very useful article on the background to this immigration is “Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating” by David Bacon from In These Times. See also this report from American University's Center for Latino American and Latino Studies, "Unaccompanied Migrant Children from Central America: Context, Causes, and Responses."

Current Events

See our current events page for links to articles about the environment, migration, and more.